1st SAL.....Peg, Dale and I committed to stitching Anni Downs - A Gardener's Journal in March. I blogged about this on my blog thinking maybe one or 2 others may join us and lots of girls indicated an interest so I decided to start this blog where we can all encourage each other to meet the goals set along the way....March 2010 -March 2011...........
2nd SAL ......well so many of the girls wanted to continue on with another project and some new girls joined us and now approx 91 girls are stitching Natalie Bird's Tis the Season. March to Sept 2011...............
3rd SAL....many girls want to stick with the SAL so now we have moved onto Anni Downs Some Kind of Wonderful - My Favourite Things Quilt.......Oct 2011-Oct 2012.........
Where are we now.....
4th SAL 2013...is numerous smaller projects from the previous 2 books Tis the Season and Some Kind of Wonderful plus some projects from Red Home by Natalie Bird approx 60 ladies stitching together.........
2014 we had the year off..............
5th SAL 2015..........inspired to continue we are doing another quilt project.....Anni Downs newest quilt Natures Journey.....

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May complete

I'm really enjoying this project and its so nice to be stitching along with all of you…. I'm loving all the different interpretations of Anni's pattern too!

Last month I had the wrong butterfly and my initial … that should be in this month.. OH well!… at least they are done!

I had a lovely stitching day with friends today ...with lots of birthday surprises and these fabulous patty cakes.. ...Happy birthday to the chookshed too!!


May finished just in time. Didn't think that I would make it.
Anita Shabbyquilt.

Friday, May 29, 2015

May finished - with 2 days to spare!

Doing better this month by finishing before the end of the month!! 
"Arrived" at Chookyblue's (virtual) sewing party tonight so I could finish off my last block for May...

...and here are all my blocks finished!!......

Between you and me I'm not too happy about the bees wings - too far apart I think - may re-do them......later....sometime...

Now the sensible thing to do would be to start the June blocks...ummm ...let's see what the weekend brings?

Have enjoyed seeing everyone's blocks - some lovely fabric combinations happening!

Happy Stitching

Mays finished!

Hello Ladies :0)
I've been a bit slack getting to the blog posting, I have finished this months blocks for a while now.
I caught bacterial tonsillitis, so have been down most of the month. But getting back in the swing now!
I'm loving this quilt.

I really like the initial blocks, Too cute!
Already started on next months.

Keep it stitchy Ladies,
Kel x


More blocks done !

Made in time this month !!

Little blocks :

and big ones :

All May blocks :

Now on to the next ones !!

Almost Done....

With the blocks for May...I hope to finish them up during the party over on Chooky's blog this weekend...will post pics when I find my camera charger and get the battery charged...I have not been able to find it since my trip, hoping I did not leave it in the hotel. That said, I will now have a cuppa and sit to stitch a while.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Catching up and working hard

I am a bit behind, even after a wonderful catch up with Chooky in April, who was whip cracking. My life has been taken over by my health. Knee pain has resulted in finding out that I need double knee replacement so for the past three weeks and the next five weeks I'm undergoing Prehab intensive muscle development, 3 hours a day of combined physio and hydrotherapy. So on Tuesday this week I needed a well deserved rest day and dragged out my box and sorted myself out..  Zip log bags became my friend, so I hope now I'll catch up - april is almost done

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Up-to-date too!!!!

I hate  being behind so thought i would show you i am now up to date!

Here are my March blocks

And these are my april ones..
(Picture coming soon watch this space)

You will be able  to tick me off for these months now ladies!!!!

edited by Chooky

Happy May....

Does anyone else feel time is running away......

I love doing these blocks but I still only manage to get them squeezed into the month

My butterfly is definitely a bit wierd.... perhaps quirky ....

Righto, off to see what you have all been up to.....

May blocks done

It's May!
With flowers, bees, and butterfly(it's probably different story from there)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Well, it's a finish even if it is late...

I'm behind, and I'm embarrassed about it, but I am still working on my projects.  I decided today that I wanted to at least have the January project completely finished.

I used the pillow pattern from Gail Pan's book for the pillow.  I was dodging rain today and unfortunately you can't see the quilting.  I love it, and I know it will be so fun to use this upcoming holiday season.  Now I'm back to work on my applique.  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

Monday, May 25, 2015

Getting Started

I know , I know  I am  late again  getting started.... oh well...  But what I really want to know is, does anyone else just get in a big mess when they start all of this.  Choosing fabrics , cutting out etc.????  Mind you I am not showing you all the mess... just that I am working on it.  Hope you are all enjoying your stitching 


6 days.....

Image result for thankyou
to the girls who have been posting there finished blocks..............
trying to drive the SAL along it partly mine and Susan's job...............
getting your blocks done and posting them is your part..........
so thanks to all the girl who have finished til May so far..............
I can't wait to see what else you SAL girls post before the end of the month.............
PLEASE put some effort in.........just a little push along.........
I don't want to crack the whip..........
Happy Stitching...........
PS you should only have 5-6 blocks left if you got started when I posted last.............

Waiting for June

Puh,now are my May blocks done,and I can have some quiet days waiting for June. 
I hope the June blocks will come with sunny,warm days . May has been the coldest here in Norway since 1996. I want to put away my warm jackets and wear t-shirts... 
And be able to sit outside and stich...  :-)
Hope you all have great stitching days. 
Hugs from Laila :-)

Mai Blocks all done

sew in time for this Month,next month i am in the USA,if the pattern comes late i wil not able to do

Sunday, May 24, 2015

May blocks completed

I have been somewhat distracted of late; travelling for work, attempting to complete an assignment for university.

One success I can share are my May blocks and they are completed.

I like how they have turned out and have already cut out June blocks ready to start.

Mark me off please Chooky.

My May Blocks Are Finished !!

My "Natures Journey" is coming to me by a block of the month kit  from Anni Downs store "Hatched and Patched" in Bathurst .... so you can understand my eagerness each month to greet the mail man .... and he hasn't disappointed this month .... here are my May blocks .... all done and dusted and with a couple of little changes of my own ....

I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's different fabrics and methods of stitching !

I'm using blanket stitch and appliqué because I simply like that method ... but I have needle turned the hexagons for this month ....    Lots of lovely finishes by everyone so far this month too!   

Keep up the good work ladies ...  Chooky might not even have to crack her whip this month if everyone makes a huge effort !! 

Lagging behind....

I just thought I would do a post and say how inspired  I am  seeing all the different versions of this lovely quilt design.  I am still plugging away but still way  behind.  This weekend was totally committed to this Sal but the month still not complete.

I am just doing what I can with any spare minute ,  as  dont want to rush  this gorgeous quilt, but want you all to know that I am committed and it will get finished and am srill stitching away.


May - Susan Oh2Sew

It's all done - and a week to spare!!

Sorry - no bees - at this stage for me - and when you have initials of SEW its hard to not use them all together.  I've made a good start on June and even have some pieces cut for the big middle block - trying to get ahead so I can work on some other projects that need to get done.

Happy Sewing everyone - for those who are finished May
Well Done - Excellent!!!

For those who haven't - Come on Girls!!!  
You can do it - let's aim for the 31st and get them in on time!!!